Issue is the way we play we need him to defend large spaces as we can't compress and control teams like we use to with xavi. So with him on we always face the same issues against teams who are quick and physical in transition.
Yes Barcelona can compress and control, they have done so in the majority of games in which they didn't lose for the last months.
Today the entire team looked a bit out of it strangely. The right hand side with Araujo-Mingueza-Dembele was complete shit and very easy to press for the opponent. Alba wasn't able to do much more on the other flank. Gavi was very silent, and Pedri tried 18 passes today succeeding with 13 in the half he played... Aubameyang and Torres also did little and mostly failed. It is EXTREMELY strange to point at Busquets for this loss.